Man Robbed Walking Along The Highway

Camden – Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a pedestrian while he was walking along the highway, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at approximately 2:00 a.m., as a male victim was walking southbound on the shoulder of the northbound lanes of South DuPont Highway (US13) just south of Voshells Mill Star Hill Road.

It was at this time that the victim was approached from behind and struck in the back of the head with an unknown object, causing him to fall to the ground, according to Fournier. Once on the ground, the suspect took the victim’s wallet out of his pocket and then removed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the area in an unknown direction, said Fournier. The victim was slightly injured in the incident and was transported by EMS to an area hospital.

The suspect was described as a male wearing a white T-shirt. Unknown if he was armed.

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